Man Accused of Setting Golden Corral Employee on Fire

Steven Dial reports. 10/12/2016

Jacksonville, FL (WTLV) - A woman was flown to the burn unit in Gainesville after a suspect doused her in a liquid and set her on fire in a Jacksonville, Florida Golden Corral Wednesday night, police say.

According to a police report, Darryl Whipple walked behind the dessert counter where the woman was working and doused her in a liquid substance. He then pulled out a lighter and lit the woman on fire.

There is surveillance video of the event. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the restaurant was packed when the attack occurred.

Police say Whipple then exited Golden Corral, sat down and waited for police to arrive.

Whipple is charged with attempted murder charge. Investigators added the man and the woman do know each other, but they would not elaborate on the connection.

Bond has been denied.


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